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CANADA UPSET BY MALAYSIA IN WORLD CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION 3

May 29, 2017

Canada is competing this week in the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in Uganda, aiming for a top two finish, promotion to Division 2, and a chance to qualify for the World Cup. 

Canada’s hopes of a top-two placing were dented by an upset loss to Malaysia, who had lost their first two matches.  Canada were put in by Malaysia, and struggled against Malaysia’s spinners, bowled out for 141 in 48.5 overs. Their final total owed much to a 44 run 8th wicket partnership between top-scorer Nikhil Dutta (30) and Saad Bin Zafar, after Canada had fallen to 95/7. Despite seven bats reaching double figures, no-one played the major innings required.

Canada needed to take wickets to stand a chance but Malaysia, requiring less than three runs per over, kept the spinners at bay, and won by 6 wickets with 12 overs to spare. Ahmed Faiz top-scored for Malaysia with 49*, and was named man of the match.

Canada's record is now two wins and one loss, and they are in a real battle for a top two placing, with Oman and Singapore also with two wins. USA, Malaysia and Uganda all have one win and two losses.

Canada now play the USA in a critical match tomorrow before concluding the round-robin part of the tournament on Monday against Singapore.

 

Dave Liverman

Director-at-Large (Media Relations)

Email: dliverman@cricketcanada.org